Bootcamps

Interactive Bootcamps

HANDS-ON LEARNING WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS

The ECenter partners with industry experts to provide interactive bootcamps ranging from idea creation, marketing, pitching, sales, and more! Learn valuable skills, no matter what your college or major!

 

Top Reasons to Participate:

ECenter Interactive Bootcamps

  •   Learn new skills through fun, interactive workshops
  •   Build your resume - employers want to hire proven innovators
  •   Attend with friends and enjoy the best food you'll find at a UNH event
  •  The ECenter's Idea Creation Bootcamp is rated the #1 event to learn how to generate ideas

UPCOMING EVENTS

IDEA CREATION BOOTCAMP

September 28, 2020

5:30 - 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

 

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Learn about idea creation with Alexandra Suarez, facilitator and trainer focused on innovation and human-centric research and insights. Participate in creative exercises, have fun, and leave with the invaluable skills of ideating in the moment and being able to present your concepts with confidence!

IDEA CREATION BOOTCAMP

October 6, 2020

5:30 - 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

 

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Learn about idea creation with Alexandra Suarez, facilitator and trainer focused on innovation and human-centric research and insights. Participate in creative exercises, have fun, and leave with the invaluable skills of ideating in the moment and being able to present your concepts with confidence!

PITCHING BOOTCAMP

November 2, 2020

5:30 - 7:30 PM | Virtual Event

 

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Learn how to pitch your start-up, your idea, or yourself like a pro with Debi Kleiman, Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and author of First Pitch: Winning Money, Mentors, and More for Your Startup.  There is no cost to participate and attendees will receive a copy of Debi's book!

Meet our Bootcamp Speakers

ALEXANDRA SUAREZ, IDEA CREATION BOOTCAMP INSTRUCTOR

Innovation Facilitator, HumanCentric Research & Insights, and Trainer

 

Alexandra graduated Cornell University and pursued an MBA in Consumer Behavior from ESADE University in Barcelona.She lived in NY, Spain and South Africa and traveled to over 45 countries before moving back to Puerto Rico to work inConsumer Research and Strategic Account Planning.In these fields, Alexandra used her creative multicultural background to bring the unconventional thinking, leadership and creativity that are always at the core of successful brands.She noticed how human centric design and deep understanding lead to innovative thinking and relevant strategies and has been teaching core Creativity courses as a Leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) since 2013.Alexandra has spent most of her careerquestioning irregularities, challenging people and stimulating the kind of action that allows businesses to grow in the Creative/Innovation Era.She is truly passionate and approaches every project with the desire to change the world.

Alexandra is currently a Creative Education Foundation Board member a Non-profit dedicated to providing programming and resources to empower people with the skill set, tool set, and mindset of deliberate creativity through Creative Problem Solving. From revitalizing healthcare processes and developing new products or services to revamping apps and school systems, Alexandra passionately woks to develop innovation, grow companies, instill more collaboration and bring about results that matter. Alexandra is a Creative, Strategy and Innovation Consultant/Facilitator certified on CPS, Design Thinking and Synectics Innovation Process whohas been mentoring, advocating andteaching Creativity courses since 2015.When not working, she spends most of her time educating others (from teachers to her own two kids) on the power of growth and creative mindsets.

Debi Kleiman, Pitching Bootcamp InstrUctor

Author and Executive Director of Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College

Debi Kleiman is an award-winning marketer, educator and mentor, working in and with hundreds of startups over her long career in business. Currently, she is the executive director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, where she works with students, alumni, staff, and faculty, as well as the broader entrepreneurial community, to accelerate the practice of entrepreneurship and support startups of all kinds. She leads the Blank Center’s strategy, new initiatives, programs and team to drive impact through the Butler Launch Pad accelerator and Babson’s highly-rated entrepreneur experiences, such as the B.E.T.A. Challenge New Venture Competition, Rocket Pitch, and the Summer Venture Program. She is also an adjunct professor at Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and Executive Education Programs for Entrepreneurs. In addition to her passion for startups, Debi is a classically trained brand marketer and consumer products innovation expert. She held marketing leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Welch’s, and the Coca-Cola Company and later was managing director of Havas Media Boston. She was also president of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange. Debi has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 
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covered in 5 years of ECenter bootcamps!

The Idea Creation Bootcamp was very helpful in realizing the need to gain customer feedback before creating something and the necessity to connect product and market.

Participant, Idea Creation Bootcamp Fall 2019

PAST ECENTER EVENTS

Idea Creation Bootcamp with Alexandra Suarez

Idea Creation Bootcamp (09/30/2019)

Pitching Bootcamp with Todd Boucher '03

Pitching Bootcamp (11/13/2017)